Table 1.

Characteristics of pharmacies participating in NHS seasonal influenza vaccination service 2013–2014

All pharmacies, n (%)Participating pharmacies, n (%)Non-participating pharmacies, n (%)
Pharmacy type
  Independent240 (33.61)47 (24.10)193 (37.19)
  Multiple474 (66.39)148 (75.90)326 (62.81)
Rural Urban Classification
  Urban507 (71.01)136 (69.74)371 (70.13)
  Rural199 (27.87)56 (28.71)153 (28.92)
  Not available8 (1.12)3 (1.54)5 (0.95)
Deprivation quintile
  1 (lowest)94 (13.17)22 (11.28)72 (13.87)
  296 (13.45)28 (14.36)68 (13.10)
  3174 (24.37)52 (26.67)122 (23.51)
  4180 (25.21)54 (27.69)126 (24.28)
  5 (highest)170 (23.81)39 (20.00)131 (25.24)
Extended-hours pharmacy
  Yes37 (5.18)24 (12.31)13 (2.50)
  No677 (94.82)171 (87.69)506 (97.50)
Average monthly prescription volume quintile
  1 (lowest)143 (20.03)37 (18.97)106 (20.42)
  2143 (20.03)39 (20.00)104 (20.04)
  3143 (20.03)36 (18.46)107 (20.62)
  4143 (20.03)46 (23.59)97 (18.69)
  5 (highest)142 (19.89)37 (18.97)105 (20.23)
Total714195519